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The Relevance of the CEFR to Teacher Training

Brian North
Eurocentres Foundation

1. The CEFR and Teacher Training

This article considers certain aspects of the CEFR in relation to teacher training; readers are referred to North (2007) in this journal for a more detailed description of the work itself. Teachers’ view of the CEFR tends to be oversimplified, confusing it with the European Language Portfolio and focusing on the six levels. Readers may be surprised to hear that, although there are guides and articles about the CEFR, there is in fact little published about the implications of the CEFR for teaching apart from Keddle (2004), Goullier (2006/7) and Westoff (2007a; 2007b). […]

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